The University of Seville’s Antonio Unanue Goya Chair prizes are awarded
On November 16, the Assembly Hall of the Higher Polytechnic School hosted the closing ceremony of the 2022-2023 academic year, which included the presentation of the awards of the Chair “Engineering in the Agri-Food Industry – Goya Antonio Unanue”.
Antonio Carrasco, General Manager at Goya Spain, was in charge of presenting the two prizes for the best Final Project (TFE) and the best doctoral thesis from among those completed within the Doctorate Program in Installations and Systems for Industry at the University of Seville, worth 1,000 € each.
In the first category, the prize went to the work “Optimization study of sweet potato fermentation in brine” by Leidy Alejandra Zambrano Camargo. The prize for the best doctoral thesis went to the work “Development of soy protein matrices with the incorporation of micronutrients for use in horticulture” by Mercedes Jiménez Rosado (prize collected by Alberto Romero García).
The “Engineering in the Agri-Food Industry Goya – Antonio Unanue” Chair, is an initiative promoted by the University of Seville and Goya Spain to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research activities linked to the agri-food industry that allow the study of the reality, problems, and prospects for the development of new strategies and technologies in the field.
Directed by Amalia Luque, Professor of Engineering Projects at the University of Seville and based at the Polytechnic School, the “Goya Antonio Unanue” Chair is one of the three University-Company Chairs based at the Polytechnic School, University of Seville.
The Goya Antonio Unanue Chair has envisaged a wide range of activities to promote the transfer of knowledge. The “Engineering Projects in Action Classroom Permanent Seminar” programmed a series of conferences given by specialists from the industrial, research and business sectors related to the Chair’s scope. The last one was given by José María Manzano Crespo, deputy director of the Higher Technical School and head of the ODS Research Group at Loyola University, and focused on the possibilities offered by efficient irrigation control for sustainable agriculture.